Montessori-Inspired Special Needs Support

Montessori-Inspired Special Needs SupportI always loved Montessori education for children with special needs because of its individualized, hands-on learning. Maria Montessori’s first work teaching children was actually with children who had developmental delays.

After working with intellectually disabled children, Maria Montessori said she taught a number of the children “to read and to write so well that I was able to present them at a public school for an examination together with normal children. And they passed the examination successfully” (The Montessori Method).

This laid the foundation for Montessori education. Montessori education is used today for many types of children, including children with special needs. A number of parents and sites offer activities and ideas related directly to Montessori education and special needs. Below are some blogs and other sites that offer Montessori-inspired special-needs information and activities.

I’m dividing the sites into categories according to special need, although I realize there are often overlapping areas. I’m just listing each blog under a primary area of Montessori-inspired posts and/or information.

General Montessori-Inspired Special Needs Support

“Montessori and the Special Needs Child” from Montessori for Everyone

The Montessori Intervention Programs, Inc. (website)

Montessori Special Needs (website)

“What about Children with Special Needs?” from The Montessori Foundation

“Montessori Education and Your Child” from American Montessori Society

“Montessori and Special Needs” (discussion) at BabyCenter

“Is Montessori homeschool suitable for working with children with special needs? From NAMC’s 3-6 Montessori Homeschool Program

“Is Montessori only for “gifted” children?” Video with Karen Wagner, Director of Cottage Montessori

Montessori-Inspired Down Syndrome Support

Montessori Writing Activity (Photo by Lisa Nolan from Montessori on a Budget)

Montessori Writing Activity (Photo by Lisa Nolan from Montessori on a Budget)

Montessori on a Budget (blog) by Lisa Nolan (photo from “Introduction to Montessori Writing”)

Montessori and Special Needs (blog) by Lisa Nolan

Montessori Cylinder Block (Photo from Confessions of a Montessori Mom)

Montessori Cylinder Block (Photo from Confessions of a Montessori Mom)

Confessions of a Montessori Mom (blog) by Lisa Nolan (photo from “Which Montessori Sensorial Materials Do I Buy for My Two and Five-Year-Old?”)

Montessori Spanish (blog)

Montessori-Inspired Color- and Fine-Motor Work (Photo from We Can Do All Things)

Montessori-Inspired Color- and Fine-Motor Work (Photo from We Can Do All Things)

(Photo from the former We Can Do All Things blog.)

“Montessori on the Cheap” from Praying for Parker

Ups and Downs of O (blog)

Montessori-Inspired Sensory Processing Disorder Support

“Montessori Education: Sensory Processing Disorder Part 1 of 4″ (links in post to parts 2-4) from North American Montessori Center

Montessori-Inspired Autism/Asperger’s Support

“Special Needs Children in the Montessori Classroom” from North American Montessori Center

“An Interview with Michelle Lane of The Lane Montessori School for Autism” from Montessori for Everyone

Montessori-Inspired Creative Math (Photo from Barefoot in Suburbia)

Montessori-Inspired Creative Math (Photo from Barefoot in Suburbia)

Barefoot in Suburbia (blog) (photo from “Montessori Monday – Our Homeschool Classroom”)

Montessori and Special Needs (blog) by Lisa Nolan

“Montessori: A Special Education” from The National Autistic Society

“Unstructured Time In….The Missing Sock Zone” from Asperkids (blog)

Creative Learning Fun (blog)

Visual Stimuli in the Classroom (Photo from Every Star Is Different)

Visual Stimuli in the Classroom (Photo from Every Star Is Different)

Every Star is Different (blog) (Photo from “Visual Stimuli in the Classroom”)

Calming Sensory Bin for Kids (Photo from Little Bins for Little Hands)

Calming Sensory Bin for Kids (Photo from Little Bins for Little Hands)

Little Bins for Little Hands (blog) (Photo from “Calming Sensory Bin for Kids”)

Montessori-Inspired Speech Therapy Support

Speech Therapy Tray (Photo from Raising Little Rhodies)

Speech Therapy Tray (Photo from Raising Little Rhodies)

Raising Little Rhodies: “Montessori-ish” category (photo from “a little blue rice with your oral motor workout?”)

Montessori and Special Needs (blog) by Lisa Nolan

Montesori-Inspired ADHD Support

“Apropriate Montessori Method for ADHD” from Montessori and Special Needs by Lisa Nolan

Montessori-Inspired Dyslexia Support

Dealing with Dyslexia from Montessori for Everyone

Special Needs Pinterest Board

Pinterest - Special Needs

I have a Special Needs Pinterest Board with special-needs support of all types.

If you have a blog with Montessori-inspired special-needs support or know of one I missed, please let me know!

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